Independent Bookstore Day

Join the national celebration of local bookselling, Independent Bookstore Day, at your longtime Albuquerque indy book shop!

Bookworks' festivities include:
*book themed selfie stations 
*literary crafts
*two local cookbook author events
*prescriptions from the "Book Doctor," Susan Wasson 
*community resource exhibit
*all local book displays

You may even spot one or two of your favorite book characters!
All events are free and family friendly.


11 am-1 pm: Read to the Dogs, for kids

11 am-1 pm: The Book Doctor, Susan Wasson, offers book prescriptions.

1 pm: Cecelia Dardanes, author of the cookbook, Flavor of the Southwest, with samples

3 pm: Patricia Perea, co-editor with Roxanne Swentzell of the book, Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook.

all day: selfie station, bookmark crafts, kids costume contest, local book displays, freebies and giveaways

Bring the kids, or your dog, and all your bookloving friends as we celebrate independent bookselling!

More info on the holiday, from

What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

To see past exclusives, check out our archives.

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism. They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107